Category: Patient Education

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How Your Dentist Can Help with Sleep Apnea

If You Snoozzzze…You May Lose!  We all share the common goals of good health, high energy, vitality, and slowing the aging process. Recent scientific research shows that a high percentage of the medical concerns that negatively affect our health are related to one common factor: chronic inflammation.
Dental Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that cover teeth to close gaps and eliminate imperfections. If you have stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth and want a completely custom solution to rekindle your smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Do Veneers look like natural teeth? Absolutely! Veneers are made […]

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Porcelain fillings restore teeth that have significant damage but that don’t require a full crown. Porcelain fillings, also called inlays and onlays, are extremely durable, match existing tooth color, and protect teeth for years to come. An inlay fits inside the cusps, or bumps, of a tooth. An onlay is larger and covers one or […]

What is Periodontal Therapy?

Optimal periodontal health is the foundation of dental health. If the picture that you envision is a beautiful and healthy smile, then the frame around that picture is your gums. Periodontal disease can be the silent killer of teeth and can have a significant impact on the overall health of the individual. That is why every […]
Occlusal Equilibration Guide

What is Occlusal Equilibration?

Occlusal equilibration is a therapy that is used when the cause of TMJ is due to the bite surface of the teeth. This therapy involves the reshaping of the teeth where the improper biting surfaces are located. This allows the jaw to close correctly into its position of the temporomandibular socket, relieving pain. This may […]
Night Guard

What is Splint Appliance Therapy?

The primary purpose of splint therapy is to alter how the teeth come together through the use of a retainer like devise to achieve a more comfortable and stable relationship of how the upper and lower teeth come together. Your dentist may recommend a splint as part of your overall treatment for a variety of […]